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Lisa Unger’s ‘The Stranger Inside’ is a psychological thriller

“The Stranger Inside,” Park Row, by Lisa Unger A woman is forced to confront her past in Lisa Unger’s latest psychological thriller, “The Stranger Inside.” When Rain was 12 years old, she was playing in the woods with a few of her friends when a man appeared with a vicious dog. ...

Tsai locks up deal to buy the Nets

NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have a new owner and a new CEO. Alibaba co-founder Joe Tsai completed his purchase of the team and Barclays Center on Wednesday, then announced that he had hired former Turner Broadcasting President David Levy to oversee both. Tsai’s purchase of the ...

Pressure on Japan in Rugby World Cup opener against Russia

TOKYO (AP) — The Rugby World Cup opener has been four years in the making for Michael Leitch and his Japan squad. The hype has been steadily growing, and now Leitch’s lineup will have its first genuine taste of the expectation which comes with being host when it plays Russia on Friday ...

Manning knew this day was coming

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — While not happy about losing his long-time starting job, Eli Manning knew there was a distinct possibility Giants coach Pat Shurmur would make Daniel Jones the New York quarterback if the team got off to a bad start. A resigned Manning said Wednesday he has ...

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973

NEW YORK — The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday. The report from the Guttmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion ...

NY extends statute of limitations for rape

NEW YORK — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation Wednesday to make it easier to prosecute some sex crimes by extending the statute of limitations for second- and third-degree rape. The Democratic governor was joined by actresses Mira Sorvino and Julianne Moore as well as ...

New York Liberty gets No. 1 pick

The New York Liberty will have the No. 1 pick in next year’s WNBA draft for the first time in franchise history. One of the original WNBA teams, the Liberty won the draft lottery Tuesday night. New York had the best odds of getting the No. 1 pick with a 44.2% chance. “It’s ...

Giants insert rookie at quarterback in place of Manning

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Eli Manning’s long and distinguished reign as the New York Giants’ starting quarterback is seemingly over. Let the Daniel Jones era begin. Coach Pat Shurmur announced Tuesday that the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL draft is replacing the two-time Super Bowl ...

Severino sharp in season debut for Yankees

NEW YORK — Luis Severino pitched four dominant innings and reached 98.8 mph in his injury-delayed season debut for the Yankees, an 8-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night that moved New York to the brink of clinching its 21st postseason appearance in 25 years. A two-time ...

Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning

James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night. Reimer and Forsberg each played half the game for the Hurricanes, who reached the Eastern Conference final last ...

Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica — Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of color for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That’s where he’s ...

Trump strains to balance diplomacy with military threat toward Iran

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration tried to balance diplomacy with fresh talk of military action Tuesday in response to the fiery missile and drone attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s oil industry — a strike marking the most explosive consequence yet of the “maximum pressure” ...

Israel’s Netanyahu appears to suffer setback in exit polls

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fell short of securing a parliamentary majority with his religious and nationalist allies in national elections Tuesday, initial exit polls showed, setting the stage for a period of coalition negotiations that could threaten his ...

Purdue settlement would rely on selling more opioids

The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin. That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. And it’s one reason two dozen states have rejected the ...

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

NEW YORK — Cokie Roberts, the daughter of politicians and a pioneering journalist who chronicled Washington from Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump for NPR and ABC News, died Tuesday of complications from breast cancer. She was 75. ABC broke into network programming to announce her death and ...

Allen credited for not forcing the issue

ORCHARD PARK — Bills coach Sean McDermott pointed to an incompletion, of all things, as a sign of quarterback Josh Allen’s continuing development entering his second season. Rather than force a pass into coverage and risk a turnover with the Bills already in field-goal position, ...

A historic game between the hedges

ATHENS — The Georgia players know it’s a big game. They can read the polls. They can hear all the chatter around campus. That doesn’t mean they’re well-versed on Notre Dame’s storied past. George Gipp? “Uhh, no,” tight end Eli Wolf conceded Monday. The Four ...

Roethlisberger done for season with elbow injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger likes to point out that he’s played through the end of every contract he’s ever signed. It’s tangible proof of the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback’s commitment both to the game itself and the franchise he’s led to a pair of Super Bowl ...

Truex and Pearn find comfortable fit with Gibbs

Martin Truex Jr. and Cole Pearn built a championship-winning team far from NASCAR’s hub in North Carolina, using their own approach in making a single-car organization one of the most dominant. Then Barney Visser shuttered his Colorado-based team and the driver and crew chief were ...

Maya Moore looks for justice on different court

NEW YORK — Maya Moore startled basketball when she stepped away from the WNBA before the season. She has spent a lot of her time trying to help a family friend overturn a conviction. Jonathan Irons has been incarcerated since 1997, convicted in the nonfatal shooting of a homeowner ...